Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Delhi
SURELY ONE of the most romantic monuments of the world, the Taj Mahal is a must on the itinerary of every visitor to India. Designed and built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to the luminescent beauty of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, after her death in 1631, a single visit does not do justice to the Taj. Like the famed beauty of the woman it pays tribute to, the monument changes with the light. It presents different facets at different times, and there are exquisite details it reveals hesitantly, almost shyly, to those who take the time.
ITINERARY - 06 nights/ 07 days
DAY 01 ARRIVAL
Reception and welcome at Delhi airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 DELHI
After a morning at leisure, a tour introduces you to the city of New Delhi. Drive through the colonial heritage of Lutyen’s Delhi and on to a closer look at the Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Review your day at home with an Indian family over dinner, or attend a music/theatre performance.
DAY 03 DELHI
Explore the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad, better known today as old Delhi. Opposite the Red Fort stretch the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk which are visited on rickshaws.
DAY 04 DELHI ~ AGRA
Leave for Agra at dawn. Visit the Taj Mahal and other monuments in the city. Return to the Taj at sunset to see it fired by a different palette.
DAY 05 AGRA ~ JAIPUR
Watch the pearly light of dawn paint delicate hues on the Taj before driving out to Jaipur. Stop en route to explore the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri or the Keoladeo Gana National Park.
DAY 06 JAIPUR
Morning is a good time for the elephant ride up to the ramparts of Amber Fort. Your afternoon is dedicated to city sightseeing.
DAY 07 DELHI ~ DEPARTURE
Drive back to Delhi. You are checked in for the day and free to explore or shop before transferring to the airport in time for your flight out.